Rebecca & Michael

Rebecca & Michael

Rebecca & Michael

Lake Como, Italy

Whether you are looking to tie the knot or indulge after the wedding, there’s a spot that definitely needs to be on the top of your list. Nestled in the foothills of the Rhaetian Alps is perhaps one of Italy’s most picturesque destinations—Lake Como, the most scenic of the region’s three major lakes and just an hour north of Milan. Along the western shore of Lake Como is the small village of Ossuccio, home to the exquisite Villa Balbiano, a unique and elegant palazzo whose period heritage permeates its thick stone walls. Built by Cardinal Tolomeo Gallio at the end of the 16th century, and later thoughtfully restored by the French decorator Jacques Garcia, the villa’s grounds are dotted with statues and fountains with meandering paths that lead to meticulously manicured lawns and an outdoor terrace that commands panoramic views of the lake—perfect for Rebecca and Michael’s wedding celebration.

Film created by Aaron Novak

SOURCES

photography Elizabeth Messina
design & planning Lisa Vorce
videography Aaron Novak Films
floral design TeaRose Floral
venue Villa Balbiano
catering Il Castello
bride’s gowns Oscar de la Renta
cake Delicous Desserts
linens Wild flower Linens
stationery Amber Moon Design
band West Coast Music

Their wedding ceremony took place along the outdoor terrace of the historic Villa Balbiano, providing guests with a stunning, panoramic view of the azure waters of Lake Como.

Rebecca walked down the aisle in the sheer strapless a-line gown with floral applique details from Oscar de la Renta.

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